Family And Children Empowerment Solutions, LLC – F.A.C.E.S. in Hephzibah, Georgia is dedicated to building strong families with deep roots and strong wings from generation to generation. We do this through constant collaboration, training, support, and dissemination of numerous services.
This program involves offering universal support services to expectant parents, children from birth to five years of age, and their families. These include a localized community resource guide, referrals to relevant resources, and age-appropriate information in the following categories:
- Maternal Health
- Newborn/Child Health
- Home and Child Safety
- Community and Family Safety
- School Readiness
- Family Economic Self-Sufficiency
F.A.C.E.S. utilizes Planning Educational Activities for CHildren (PEACH) and Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) to provide hands-on assistance, guidance, and support to early childcare staff in developing lesson plans. These are specially designed for children from birth to three years of age to be ready for school, and for children ages 4-8 to be on reading level by third grade.
Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG)
This project aims to support families with young children with the following:
- Taking care of themselves so they can take care of their children
- Reaching out to social connections
- Learning about child development and parenting techniques
- Finding children to develop socially and emotionally
- Parent networking and leadership development
- Concrete support for times of need
SFG also focuses on supporting those who support families with children from birth to five years of age in using an asset-based framework to embed protective factors in all their activities serving families with young children. By implementing SFG’s protective factor framework, the likelihood of child abuse and neglect can be reduced. It can also build family strengths and environments that promote optimal development.
Additionally, this particular framework can help parents to:
- Be resilient
- Have social connections
- Support their children’s development
- Connect with their community
- Support the social-emotional competence of children